Transform Your Bathroom into a Beautiful Retreat
Bathroom design ideas to help you turn your bath room into a beautiful
It's that crowded little room you rush around in every day as
you get ready for work, but have you considered that your bathroom
could be so much more?
A few updates can transform a plain space into a beautiful retreat
that will soothe your nerves and become a haven for relaxation.
No matter the size of your space or the extent of your budget, there
are a number of ways to give your bathroom a new mood.
Changing a few key items can make a dramatic difference. "It used
to be that everyone invested in their kitchens," says interior designer
Shirley Bolduc of Shirley Bolduc Interior Design in Minneapolis.
"Now that same attention is being moved to the bathroom."
It could be as simple as coordinating your colors. Too many colors
can produce a chaotic atmosphere so matching the dominant tones
throughout the room will create a more streamlined, calming environment.
For example, if your fixtures are yellow, echo that color with accents
such as towels, curtains or even decorative tiles.
Consider updating the very nerve-center of your bathroom: the sink.
Get rid of blocky cabinets and replace with a graceful fixture that
will add an elegant decoration to your room. Something like a baroque
basin pedestal made from a delicate hammered bronze or pewter turns
a piece of furniture into bathroom sculpture.
Bolduc says that the predominant trend for fixtures and decorations
right now is relaxed sophistication: "People want to live with quality
products, but they still want a casual feel." The popular "old world"
or "European" look, achieved with weathered surfaces and antique
accents, fits with lots of different settings.
According to Bolduc, pampering accessories such as double-head
showers and handheld spray units are another way homeowners can
add some luxury to their bathrooms. "You want it to be a place that
feels good," she adds. Your only problem, you might be late for
Once you finish the bathroom redesign, you'll never want to leave.
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